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Company: WFCR-FM
News Director
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 21, 2013
Job ID: 1470063


WFCR, licensed to UMass Amherst, seeks a News Director for a department with an established record of excellence.  If you have exceptional interpersonal skills and a solid background as a news director, reporter or program host, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to join a radio station that aspires to be among the nation's top public broadcasters.  WFCR ranks in the top 25 public radio stations for market share nationally and serves 177,200 listeners per week. 

The News Director will lead a staff of five reporters, providing management and editorial oversight for the department; report, host and produce news programs and participate in station planning as part of the senior management team. WFCR is committed to building a diverse workforce.  

WFCR is located in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, a culturally diverse region renowned for distinguished educational institutions and a vibrant artistic and cultural life. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years relevant experience in journalism and production, preferably in public radio. Sound, creative news judgment; commitment to balance and journalism ethics. Ability to develop story ideas, make coverage decisions, edit, report, write and voice to public radio standards on deadline. Familiarity with digital editing and broadcast content software. Ability to work as part of a management team, work outside normal business hours and travel to sources of news stories. 

Salary and benefits are competitive for medium-market public radio stations; hiring salary range $48,800 - $61,200. (For exceptional candidates, consideration may be given for salary offer up to $68,000.) 

Send cover letter, resume and air check to Search R40800, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.The aircheck should include examples of feature reporting and newscast or hosting experience. Review of applications will begin March 8, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

Women and Members of Minority Groups are Encouraged to Apply

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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